1. In thinking about Gloria Anzaldúa’s article, should all teachers, particularly those who work in a school where English is not the dominant language, be bi-lingual or multi-lingual? Furthermore, should all teachers be required to teach all content in both English(or another language) and the language that is dominant or that exists within the surrounding community? (ie. switch from English to Spanish and vice versa for an entire math class).
2. Comangian writes that as teachers we must help students develop academic skills and critical consciousness to transform the world our students live in. Is it enough for one teacher to do this in one English class? What do you say to the Math teacher who claims to “not have the time” or to the administrators whose main concerns are getting students to pass the state exams? What does this type of pedagogy look like at the whole school level? How could we transform the schools we work in to teach in this way, collectively?
Group members: Olivia, Felicia, Alanna, Madison